Penobscot Marine Museum exhibits two shows at the UMaine Hutchinson Center

Two Penobscot Marine Museum photography exhibits — “Up River: Selections From The Captain Bill Abbott Collection” and “20 Best” — are on display at the H. Allen and Sally Fernald Art Gallery at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast through May 31. The show is free and open to the public, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday.

“Up River: Selections From The Captain Bill Abbott Collection” features photographs from the collection of Capt. Bill Abbott, an avid collector of photographs, who, upon his passing in 2014, left the Penobscot Marine Museum his treasured collection, where it is being digitized and preserved. This exhibit highlights a selection of images from his archive.

This exhibit was generously funded by lead donor Wayne Hamilton, as well as Mr. and Mrs. E. Vance Bunker, Captain Almer and Linda Dinsmore, Captain David Gelinas, Penobscot Bay & River Pilots Association, Penobscot Bay Tractor Tug Company, Captain Prentice Strong, and Captain Duke Tomlin.

“20 Best” features a curated selection of 20 photographs from towns, tiny communities and summer colonies here in Maine. The Penobscot Marine Museum chose the photographs from its archive of more than 140,000 images.

For information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Laura Matthews, More information about the Hutchinson Center’s Fernald Art Gallery is online.